Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Reading with Sunshine on Your Face, Reading with the Sound of Rain Pattering Against the Window

   This summer I read the very intriguing mystery book 'Gone Girl' by Gillian Flynn. It really is the perfect beach read. It has twist and turns and surprises that makes this book good company while relaxing in the sunshine. But beach reads translate well to rainy day reads. Today where I live the streets are soaked with rain water. It is definitely the type of day to curl up with a good book and a hot mug of tea.
   This picture was taken on a night very opposite of today. The day had been hot so I had all my windows open. The cooler night air was drifting into my stuffy house. I was inside enjoying the cool breeze from a fan, summer fruit, iced coffee, a cupcake and a thrilling mystery!

   'Gone Girl' is not only a gripping mystery but an exploration into relationships and how people start off happy and end up somewhere else. After Amy disappears, her husband Nick is implicated in her murder. Each chapter goes back and forth between Amy's story and Nick's. Nick's story starts the day his wife disappears. Amy's story is told through diary entrances that start years before the incident. Through the characters descriptions and different perspectives the reader is led through a story full of twists and turns! Because of the twists and turns I have tried to be adequately vague in my review.
   Overall, I found 'Gone Girl' completely enthralling! I had a difficult time putting this book down. I love finding books I can't put down, but it can be dangerous too because I forgo being productive and responsible (ex. going to bed at a reasonable hour)just so I can spend more time reading.


Mohala Johnson said...

Speaking of Sunshine, I have passed the Sunshine blogger award on to you, here is the linky to my posthttp://www.mokekumileicreations.com/2012/10/sunshine-blogger-award.html


Amber said...

Awww.... thanks Mohala! It is sweet that you thought of me. I enjoyed reading your post for this.